Wednesday, May 20, 2009

These Hands

These hands are kind and caring, soft yet strong, loving and patient. These hands have worked a farm, spun wool straight off of sheep and llama. These hands have cared for silk worms for their silk. These hands have grown cotton plants and harvested the cotton.

The wonderful women who has these hands, is excited to be growing cotton plants again. This woman has learned all over how to knit and create with yarns from different animals. This woman is my Nanny, my Father’s Mother. This woman is someone who I respect, adore, love and cherish. Her strength and determination is very inspiring. To watch her fight back after a stroke to being able to do all the things she loves again, my heart bursts with pride. Not only has she started to knit again but she is learning to crochet.

I wish I could spend more time with Nanny. I would love to hear the stories of what it was like to live through the war and then immigrate to Canada from England by boat. I would love to hear what my dad was like growing up. Was he smart-alecky or a serious child? What were his favorite pass times? Any question just to be able to listen to her talk in her reassuring voice.

These hands belong to one of the most important women in my life!

Monday, May 18, 2009

Emergency Shopping trip tomorrow

Can you see them, those long cracks in the side of the (yes dirty) tank? And that is our Kissing fish which is actually pink. We have had this tank for 4 years now and some how today these cracks developed. I can't blame the boys as they were playing outside all day. I can't take the blame I was packing up the bedroom today, and Kevin, well he was at work all day. I guess it is just old age.

We have been wanting to get a new tank for a while now, a bigger one. I guess this is going to happen sooner then later. I was hoping to get a new tank to put in the new house to surprise the boys but now we won't be waiting that long, lol.

I am hoping that along with the bigger tank we will get at least one brightly colored new fish to put in it. I would love to get an angel fish we'll have to see what Gavin picks out. Then of course we'll have to let Owen pick one out next Saturday. It's only fair.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Layout from Girls night.

Here is one of the layouts I did on our Girls night away on Mother's Day Weekend.

This was such a great weekend and I look forward to it every year.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Wow, what a fabulous Mother’s Day

It was actually a whole weekend for me. Becky and I left early Friday morning for a child free night of scrap booking. We Met up with our friend Michelle and had a fantastic night of scrapping and chatting. I finished 2 layouts and got 3 more sorted out to finish. I will post pictures of the finished layouts soon.
Now keep in mind this picture was taken EARLY Morning after a night so scrapping, lol. We are just a little tired, lol.

On the way home on Saturday We did a little more shopping on the way home, chocolate, cheese and of course some more scrap booking supplies. When we got back to Peterborough w went to COSTCO and bought food for dinner and went home to eat with the rest of the family.

Sunday Kevin, the boys and I went to Belleville to visit with Sharon for Mother’s day. We took her to Tim Horton’s for lunch. I know that sounds pretty lame but it is a 2 hour drive each way and Kevin’s brother Jason and his family were taking Sharon out for Dinner, so a light lunch is what we thought was best. AND seeing as that Timmy’s IS her favorite place AND Melissa was working it seemed like the perfect place to take her. After eating we went to the Mall for a bit then took her home once we found out that Jason and Connie and arrived in Belleville. It was time for her to spend some time with another son and his family. Unfortunately we didn’t get to see Jason, Connie or Elijah because they were gone when we got back to the house, running an errand.

The best part about Sunday was MY mother’s day gifts from the boys……….

From Owen......

And from Gavin.........

The best gifts are always the ones my boys make for me.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

We're Moving

Finally a decision has been made and we are moving. June 15th we get our new house. It is close to where we are now and closer to my family. Now the fun begins, or so they say.

Owen was excited about for about an hour then things went down hill FAST!! We then had about a half hour of nothing but crying. I think this next couple months are going to be a little emotional for him.

Gavin on the other hand is all for it. We could move tomorrow and he would be fine.

The new house is a little bigger then where we are now. It is still just 2 bedrooms but they are both larger. It has a small kitchen and a separate dining room. Brand new fridge, stove washer and dryer. I will have a small scrap space. And it has a HUGE yard. There is even a cute little shed that the boys will get as a playhouse. There are other kids the boy’s ages there to play with and we are walking distance to the lake. If we had a boat we would have a dock and the neighbors are great.

So it seems I will be busy packing, then Unpacking in the next few months so if you don’t hear from me for a while, you know I buried under the boxes somewhere, lol.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

NSD accomplishment

This past Saturday was Nation Scrapbooking Day. A day of fun challenges and even more chatter between scrappers then usual. I only completed one LO this yes. Sad, I know. But I am happy with that because that is the first LO I have done in over a month.
A couple of the sites I was participating on have their challenges going all week so I still have a chance to take part in the other challenges. Now find some time to scrap.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Happy NSD !!!!!

Happy National Scrapbooking Day to all my scrappy Friends out there. I am hoping to get a chance to create today. Even if I get just one LO done I will be very happy. I have a few sites that I am keeping track of challenges on. I know I won't be able to do EVERY challenge, not even close, but I am writing down all the cool ideas. I have a crop next weekend that I am going to and I may just continue to finish some of then. If you would like a challenge or two check out these sites, it might just get your creativity flowing. I am watching what is going on at: The Paper Passion an amazing Canadian site based out of Ottawa that my Friend Michelle hooked me up with. Scrap Central another site that Michelle had introduced me to with really fun ladies to chat with. And of course 2 peas where not only my Calendar girl friends have some challenges going on but so do the amazingly talented Garden Girls.

One of the challenges is to do a LO about yourself as a baby. Check back to see that, yes, at one time I was actually shorter then I am now, lol.

Happy scrappin' everyone!